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Occupational Hygiene, MSc-PGDip-PGCert - At the institution - Greenwich - Greater London
* To develop the students' research and analytical skills * To develop a wider and more in-depth understanding of occupational hygiene theory and practice
Entry Requirements A good honours degree in a science or engineering subject and currently working in the general field of occupational health and safety. Alternatively, appropriate professional qualification with relevant experience or other qualifications considered equivalent to the above
Occupational Hygiene, MSc/PGDip/PGCert
Occupational hygiene is concerned with the identification, evaluation and management of chemical, physical and biological agents arising from work. Occupational Hygienists work in a wide range of industries including the petrochemical industry, manufacturing, mining, aero-industry, service sectors and the health sector. Many hygienists are also actively involved in research in a range of related fields. Currently there is significant demand from large multi-national companies and there is a world-wide shortage of trained Occupational Hygienists.
This programme covers all aspects of occupational hygiene and any student registered on it will be expected to complete a dissertation based on an occupational hygiene topic. Students will be eligible to apply for research funding from the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) to cover costs associated with their research project.
Significant emphasis is placed on learning and research and one of the first courses students will take is Critical Thinking which will provide the skills necessary to take full advantage of their studies.
As a distance learning programme, students will be provided with study guides and supporting texts. Increasing use is made of electronic information sources and an online community is being developed for students. Students will be invited to their learning centres at the start of autumn and spring terms giving them an opportunity to speak to tutors and other students.
* The Chemical Environment
* The Physical Environment
* Environmental Impact and Management
* Ergonomics and Workplace Psychology
* Safety and Risk Management
* Work Based Learning Portfolio
* Critical Thinking
* Research Methods